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Beautiful Closing Ceremony
September 19, 2008
The Women`s World Chess Championship 2008 in Nalchik ended with a closing ceremony where the President of Kabardino-Balkaria, Arcen Kanokov and FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov awarded the winners of the Championship Read more...

Alexandra Kosteniuk is the new Queen of the women chess
September 17, 2008
In the first three games of the final in the Women`s World Chess Championship Alexandra Kosteniuk (Russia) scored 2 points by winning the first game and making two draws. In the 2nd and 3rd games, she had advantage but her opponent used high skill to defend the positions and save the games in draw Read more...

Work of the Press Center
September 17, 2008
Beyond the players who are the key to any tournament, the success of a World Chess Championship depends on good organization and on the excellent work of the media people Read more...

Sergey SHIPOV , grandmaster. The Round Sixth Review
September 17, 2008
All the same these rook endgames are never won!
The final match for the crown is a real endgame manual where the theme is "mysterious survivals in totally lost positions". You can judge it by yourself: in the second game Kosteniuk did not win the rook ending three pawns up, in the third game she drew with two extra pawns! Aleksandra had 5 spare pawns in the two endgames. The analysis showed that these results were just: the drawing tendencies were too strong, and Hou revealed all the defensive resources needed to survive Read more...

Kosteniuk still leads after another draw
September 16, 2008
In another Spanish party, Kosteniuk had to be satisfied with a draw in a position where she had material advantage (one pawn up) but there was no way to force a win Read more...

Greeting
President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev greets the Women`s World Chess Championship Greeting speech to the participants of the World Women's Chess Championship 2008 addressed by the President of World Chess Federation Kirsan Ilyumzhinov
Greeting speech to the participants of the World Women's Chess Championship 2008 addressed by the President of Kabardino-Balkarian Republic Arsen Kanokov Greeting speech to the participants of the World Women's Chess Championship 2008 addressed by the President of the Russian Chess Federation A.D. Zhukov
Greeting speech to the participants of the World Women's Chess Championship 2008 addressed by the Minister of Sport, Tourism and Youth Politics V.L. Mutko  


Closing ceremony
September 17, 2008
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Kosteniuk is the new Queen of the women chess. Press Conference
September 17, 2008
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Final. Press Conference
September 17, 2008
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Press Center of Championship
September 17, 2008
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Round 6, game 4
September 17, 2008
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Round 6, game 3
September 16, 2008
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Round 6, game 2. Press Conference
September 15, 2008
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Round 6, game 2.
September 15, 2008
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